Saturday, September 19, 2020
Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Will Honor the Life and Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg With Statue in Brooklyn
Governor Cuomo will Appoint a Commission to Select an Artist and Oversee the Location Selection Process
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace. The Governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Friday Councilman Mark Gjonaj stopped by the Pelham Parkway Houses to give out close to two-hundred book bags with school supplies inside them. The resident tenant leader Oscar Grant and others helped Councilman Gjonaj hand out the book bags.
Above - Councilman Gjonaj with a mother and her two children with their new book bags, and some face masks the councilman was also handing out.
Below - Councilman Gjonaj with Pelham Parkway Houses tenant leader Oscar Grant, and CB 11 member Nichole Johnson.
Lev Parnas And David Correia Charged With Conspiring To Defraud Investors In Their Fraud Insurance Company “Fraud Guarantee”
Defendants Also Charged with Additional Campaign Finance Crimes in the Superseding Indictment
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that LEV PARNAS and DAVID CORREIA were charged in a Superseding Indictment with conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with their efforts to raise funds ostensibly for their business, “Fraud Guarantee.” The Superseding Indictment also includes additional campaign finance charges against the defendants.
Adam Rogas Allegedly Raised $123 Million from Investors Using Financial Statements that Showed Tens of Millions of Dollars of Revenue and Assets that Did Not Exist
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that ADAM ROGAS, the co-founder and former CEO, CFO, and member of the board of directors of Las Vegas-based cyberfraud prevention company NS8, Inc. (“NS8”), was charged in a Complaint in Manhattan federal court with securities fraud, fraud in the offer and sale of securities, and wire fraud. ROGAS used fraudulent financial data to obtain over $123 million in financing for NS8, of which he personally obtained approximately $17.5 million. ROGAS was arrested today in the District of Nevada and is expected to be presented before a judge there tomorrow.
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that two defendants, SCOTT ROBINSON and SARAH IZHAKI, each pled guilty today to conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated and misbranded drugs for the purpose of doping racehorses in connection with the two cases in which they are charged, United States v. Robinson, 20 Cr. 162 (JPO), and United States v. Izhaki, 20 Cr. 161 (MKV). ROBINSON pled guilty before U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken, and will be sentenced by Judge Oetken on January 15, 2021. IZHAKI pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, and will be sentenced by Judge Vyskocil on December 2, 2020.
Thursday afternoon State Senator Jamaal Bailey and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez gave out two-hundred book bags provided by the assemblywoman, and two-hundred boxes of assorted foods provided by the American Albanian Open Hand Association on East 204th Street in the Norwood section of the Bronx. They were joined by various community leaders such as Community Board 7 Chair Emmanuel Martinez, 80th A.D. State Committeewoman Sandra Pabon, Community Activist Sheila Sanchez, Mr. Aleksander Nilaj President AAOHA (along with several AAOHA workers, and staff members of both elected officials). There were also tables set up by two health providers giving information about their health plans, and gifts.
Above - Assemblywoman Fernandez and State Senator Bailey hold boxes of assorted foods they gave to people waiting on line.
Below State Senator Bailey hands this box of food to this woman to take home.
Above - Community Activist Sheila Sanchez puts this box of food in this woman's wagon.
Below - A group photo of all who helped in the book bag and food giveaway.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Edward Grayson as the Acting Commissioner of the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Grayson, currently the Director of DSNY’s Bureau of Cleaning and Collection, began his DSNY career in 1999.